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‘Our goal is to end invasion’: Taliban seeks talks with US on NATO troop withdrawal

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Any peace process in Afghanistan with the US boots on the ground is impossible, the Taliban delegates said after a meeting in Moscow, adding that the current Afghan government is a US puppet stalling the talks. “We will not tolerate a single US soldier in Afghanistan,” said the head of the Taliban delegation at the Read More

Austrian military officer 'spied for Russia for decades'

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An Austrian military officer is suspected of spying for Moscow for decades. A European intelligence agency is understood to have tipped off Vienna about the suspected mole. If confirmed, the unmasking of a spy in the heart of Europe would be the latest blow for President Vladimir Putin’s intelligence services. But it would also demonstrate Read More

Lavrov blasts West’s ‘loudspeaker diplomacy’ after Austria claims it has exposed ‘Russian spy’

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Sergey Lavrov lashed out at Western “loudspeaker diplomacy” after Austria said it exposed a retired military officer as a “Russian agent” who gathered data on the country’s army for years. “I’ve learned about it right away … and, frankly speaking, I was unpleasantly surprised by the news,” Russian Foreign Minister said. At any rate, Vienna Read More

‘ISIS member’ started Tajikistan prison riot that left 25+ people killed – report

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An ISIS-linked inmate is suspected to be an instigator of a prison riot that left more than 25 people killed in a high security prison in northern Tajikistan, according to media reports. Violence broke out at the prison in the second-largest Tajik city of Khujand late on Wednesday. The prisoners joined a fellow inmate, allegedly Read More

EU lost over €100bn because of its own anti-Russia sanctions – Lavrov

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The EU is punishing itself for doing Washington’s bidding and sanctioning Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. However, while the restrictions policy does not harm the US, the EU suffers billions in losses. In an interview with the Spanish newspaper El País, Lavrov lamented the dismal state of EU-Russia relations, describing them as far Read More

US quitting landmark INF treaty is 'fact’, Moscow prepares response to ‘questions’ – Lavrov

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Moscow sees the US decision to quit the historic INF accord as an “objective fact” and has started working on responses to claims of pact violations, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. The Russian Foreign Ministry received a detailed “extensive list of questions” on the Cold war-era pact from the US embassy in Moscow, days before Read More

Withdraw first, ask later: He nuked Russia-US relations, now Bolton arrives in Moscow to talk

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The alleged mastermind behind the US pullout from the historic INF treaty, John Bolton will expect a wintry reception in Moscow, with only the embers of the long-forgotten Helsinki summit to warm the parties. Washington can be commended at least on laying its cards on the table with Friday’s announcement by Donald Trump that he Read More

Moscow ‘ready for larger-scale provocations’ by the West, says Lavrov

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Western provocation, the prospect of WWIII, and China’s closer stance with Russia are just some of the topics that Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has spoken about with RT France. “We will be ready for larger-scale provocations too. But our answer is very simple – if they talk to us through the media, we will respond Read More

UK is trying to keep EU on a short leash despite Brexit – Lavrov

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While the UK negotiates its divorce from the EU, it’s still trying to keep the bloc on a short leash, to influence its policies towards Moscow and on other issues, Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s Foreign Minister, has told Euronews. The Foreign Minister called it a paradoxical situation that the UK, “a country that’s leaving the EU, Read More

War in Syria won’t end while the US remains there – Lavrov to French media

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The illegal US presence in Syria is one of the reasons why war there cannot end, especially since Washington is apparently trying to create a quasi-state on the eastern bank of the Euphrates, the Russian foreign minister said. The pessimistic prediction about the future of Syria came from Sergey Lavrov in an interview he gave Read More